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Gunman Kills 18 in Maine; Suspect Is Army Reservist and Weapons Trainer

HeadlineOct 26, 2023

In Maine, a manhunt is underway for a man wielding a high-powered military-style assault rifle who opened fire on a bowling alley and a bar in the city of Lewiston Wednesday, killing 18 people and wounding 13 others. Maine’s public safety commissioner has ordered residents to shelter in place with their doors locked.

Mike Sauschuck: “And police are currently searching for a Robert R. Card, 4/4 of 1983, of Bowdoin. Card is considered armed and dangerous. He is a person of interest, however, and that’s what we’ll label him at, moving forward, until that changes. If people see him, they should not approach Card or make contact with him in any way.”

Card is an officer in the Army Reserves and a trained firearms instructor. Police say he recently reported hearing voices and threatened to “shoot up” a National Guard base. He was committed to a mental health facility for two weeks over the summer. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 565 mass shootings across the United States this year. 

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